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[movies]Alan Kasal 12Oct2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Alan Kasal was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on October 12, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Alan Kasal, a former Special Education teacher at Amherst Regional High School, recounts his Jewish and Italian family background. His Jewish great-grandparents emigrated from Vienna and Hamburg. One of his great-grandparents opened a successful newspaper stand and was able to buy a home in Brighton Beach that housed many family members...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Childhood; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Food and culinary traditions; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; Alan Kasal; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 44
[movies]Patricia Becker 7Feb2014 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Patricia Becker was interviewed by Amanda Lundquist on February 17, 2014 at the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit:http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Patricia Becker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, February 17, 2014...
Keywords: Childhood; Jewish Identity; Career and Professional Life; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; America; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Detroit; Michigan; Arbeiter Ring; Humanistic Judaism; Birmingham Temple; 1950s; 1960s; present; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 15
[movies]Joan Rudd 19Feb2014 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Joan Rudd, sculptor and Yiddish activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 19, 2014 in Seattle, WA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Joan Rudd Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Seattle, Washington, February 19, 2014...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish speaker; Visual Arts; Career and Professional Life; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; United States; Seattle; Washington; New York City; Klez Kanada; Klez California; CYCL (California Yiddish Culture League); mameloshn; 1950s; 1990s; 2000s; sculpture; public art
Downloads: 29
[movies]Naomi Bloch 12August 2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Naomi Bloch, a Yiddish librarian and translator, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on August 12, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. Naomi was born in Cape Town, South Africa to Yiddish-speaking parents. Her father owned a factory and their home was a typically observant Jewish household built on the slope of Table Mountain. She describes speaking Yiddish among her family and Cape Town's Jewish community as a young girl...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Holocaust; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Naomi Bloch; Cape Town; South Africa; Slonim; Poland; 1890's; 1950's
Downloads: 26
[movies]Gregory Firman 12November2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Gregory Firman is an Amherst, Massachusetts-based psychiatrist and a member of the Yiddish Book Center. He grew up in Los Angeles, California. Three of Gregâs grandparents were born in what is today the Ukraine; he believes that the fourth was born just over the border in Belarus. Greg is angry and sad that he doesnât know more about his grandparentsâ lives in Europe; he wishes that they had been more forthcoming and/or that he had interviewed them before they died...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Shtetl; Assimilation; Gregory Firman; Los Angeles; Detroit; Cleveland; Rochester; I.B. Singer; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 2000s; 2010s
Downloads: 33
[movies]Sandra Rubin 1Feb2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Sandra Rubin, retired nonprofit administrator, was interviewed by Dorothy Goldstone on February 1, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sandra Rubin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Dorothy Goldstone, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, February 1, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish learning; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; United States; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Jewish community; Assimilation; Passaic; New Jersey; Jerusalem; Chaim Grade; Avram Reiman; Teddy Kollek; Leonard Bernstein; Leon Botstein; Zubin Mehta; Marty Peretz; Jerusalem Foundation; Kindervelt; Unser; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2000s; Farband; Zionist Labor Organization
Downloads: 13
[movies]Leo Weitzman 13July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Leo Weitzman was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 13, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Leo Weitzman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Applebaum-Driker Theater, July 13, 2011...
Keywords: Leo Weitzman; Germany; New York City; NYC; DP Camps; Displaced Persons Camps; Siberia; Poland; Warsaw; Munich; Warsaw Jewish Choir; 1950s; Western Europe; United States; Immigration; Migration; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Holocaust; Yiddish speaker; World War Two; Newspapers; Music; Theater; song; singing; Purim; Yiddish language; Other languages; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 33
[movies]Diane Cypkin 8August2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Diane Cypkin, a performer and professor of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts at Pace University, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 8, 2013, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Diane describes her parents’ lives in Lithuania and the vibrancy of pre-war Jewish life in Kovno (modern-day Kaunas). When the Soviets invaded Lithuania as part of their agreement with Nazi Germany, Diane’s father, a manufacturer of children’s clothing, conspired with his own workers t...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; song; singing; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; World War Two; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Shtetl; Kovno; Lithuania; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 54
[movies]Anita Barlow 10October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Anita Barlow was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 10, 2013, in Edmond, Oklahoma. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Anita Barlow Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Edmond, Oklahoma, October 10, 2013...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Theater; song; singing; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Soviet Union; United States; Western Europe; Eastern Europe; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Rural; Jewish community; Kazakhstan; Paris; France; Oklahoma City; Oklahoma; HIAS; Forverts; Jewish Daily Forward; 1940s; 1950s; 2010s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 17
[movies]Hans Herda 26March2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Hans Herda, retired math professor and Yiddish Book Center volunteer, was interviewed by Sara Israel on March 26, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hans Herda Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sara Israel, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, March 26, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; World War Two; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Hebrew; Hans Herda; Germany; Berlin; Detroit; Kyoto Japan; Rehovot Israel; 1940s; Conversion; Christmas; Easter; 1950s; 1960s; Comics; Wayne State University; Mathematics; German; IL Peretz; Kashrut; Kosher; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 29
[movies]Julius Menn 30Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Julius Menn was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on March 30, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center. Julius was born in the Danzig area in 1929, and he talks about his early years there. Danzig was an independent, liberal enclave on the Baltic Sea (surrounded by Poland and Germany), created by the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I. Julius' father was a businessman from a Hasidic background in Russia...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Anti-Semitism; World War Two; Hebrew; Books; Julius Menn; Danzig; Warsaw; Vilna; Tel Aviv; Berkeley CA; Goan of Vilna; Victor Hugo; Charles Dickens; Haganah; Tarbut Schools; University of California Berkeley; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1970s; 2012s; Haganah; Chasidic; Hasidic; Mitnagdim; Bialystok; Polish; German; Kabbalah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 53
[movies]Lois Graber 28April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Lois Graber, proud grandmother of 6, spoke about the great importance of transmission of Judaism to her children and grandchildren. She detailed her family background as well as that of her husband, a Holocaust survivor. Lois fondly recalled many stories of her family, including her motherâs familyâs involvement with the Yiddish theater in the Bronx. She especially lights up when recounting tales about her in-laws speaking Yiddish, and her mother in law calling her a treasure...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Theater; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Soviet Union; United States; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Music; Sharon; MA; Bronx; NY; Hadassah; 1950s; 1980s; Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA); Young Women's Hebrew Association (YWHA); Russia; Catskills; Dudu Fisher; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 49
[movies]Peter Sokolow 5December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Peter Sokolow, a full-time professional musician active in Klezmer revival, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 5, 2013 in Brooklyn, New York. Peter had a secular upbringing in Brooklyn. His father was a piano teacher while his mother was what he calls an "armchair communist." Peter speaks of his parents as highly assimilated and describes how growing up he had very little exposure to Yiddish culture and music...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish speaker; Music; Klezmer; song; singing; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Jewish resorts; Yiddish personalities; Urban; Love; Relationships; Brooklyn; New York; New York City; Catskills; Dave Tarras; Hankus Netsky; Frank London; Michael Winegrad; Henry Sapoznik; Klez Kamp; Klez Kanada; YIVO; McCarthy Era; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1980s; communism; Hasidism; hadisim; orthodox; club date; wedding; yontef; simkhe; simcha; piano; clarinet; jazz saxophone; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 43
[movies]Herb Molin 06Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Herbert (Herb) Molin, a former lawyer for the City of New York and a staunch believer in the importance of Yiddishkeit, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 6, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Herb’s mother was from Ukraine and his father was from Poland. Both were born into religious families but discarded religion and adopted secular Yiddishkeit, which Herb still strongly espouses...
Keywords: Immigration; Migration; Childhood; Family history; stories about ancestors; Eastern Europe; Newspapers; Politics and political movements; Books; Jewish education; Education; Summer camp; World War Two; Anti-Semitism; Israel; Hebrew; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Theater; Urban; United States; Advice; Career and Professional Life; Herb Molin; IWO; International Workers Order; Freiheit; Der Tog; Sholem Aleichem; IWO Shule; Great Depression; Camp Kinderland; Progressive Party; Henry Wallace; 1930s; 1940s; Father Charles Coughlin; Vito Marcantonio; Queens College; New York City; Astoria; NYC; Barack Obama; Peekskill; Paul Robeson; 1950s; 1960s; Bar Mitzvah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 62
[movies]William Robin 18Oct2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
William Robin - temple administrator and WWII veteran - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 18, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: William Robin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Mark Gerstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 18, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Hebrew; Jewish education; Jewish Federation; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; WWII; Orthodox; Reform; William Robin; Providence RI; Brown University; GI Bill; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 39
[movies]Israel Bartal 19Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Professor Israel Bartal was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 19, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. Professor Israel Bartal's interview begins with a detailed description of his lineage, including the story of his family's arrival in Palestine from small, Galician shtetls in southeastern Poland (now western Ukraine). Bartal dives deeply into his childhood, providing an elaborately detailed description of his life growing up in a Yiddish-speaking n...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Jewish community; Shtetl; Hebrew; Yiddish scene; Israel Bartal; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; Tel Aviv; Kibbutz; Socialism; Socialist; Army; Jerusalem; Hebrew University; Six Day War; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 100
[movies]Victor Gilinsky 14Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Victor Gilinsky, son of Medem Sanitorium co-founder, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 14, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Victor Gilinsky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Santa Monica, California, October 14, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; song; singing; World War Two; Holocaust; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Eastern Europe; United States; Roots/heritage; Urban; Travel; Warsaw; Poland; Siberia; Urals; Russia; Vilna; Vilnius; Wilno; Lithuania; New York City; New York; Los Angeles; California; Chuine Sugihara; Marvin Zuckerman; Shiman Gilinsky; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; Medem Sanitorium; Medem Sanatorium; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; Bund; landslayt; tuberculosis
Downloads: 23
[movies]Mindle Crystel Gross 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Mindle Crystel Gross, native speaker and translator of Yiddish, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Mindle grew up in Brooklyn in what she calls an "observant, but not religious" household. Her parents were both amateur Yiddish poets and transmitted their passion for the language to their daughter by speaking Yiddish exclusively in the home. Mindle also received instruction in Yiddish language and culture in the Sholem Aleichem shule system, which she was...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Mindle; Crystel Gross; Bronx; New York City; NYC; Boynton Beach; Florida; Long Island; Avrom Reyzn; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2000s; Translation
Downloads: 26
[movies]Hershl Hartman 15Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Hershl Hartman, native Yiddish speaker and educational director at the Sholem Community in California, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 at Workmen's Circle Los Angeles. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hershl Hartman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Workmen's Circle Los Angeles, J...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; World War Two; Hershl Hartman; Camp Kinderland; New York City; Brooklyn; Los Angeles; California; Sholem Community; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; Jewish People's Fraternal Order - International Workers Order; JPFO-IWO; 1950s; McCarthy Era; Communism; Socialism; Bund; Communist Party; Secular; Veltlekh; Hitler-Stalin Pact
Downloads: 33
[movies]Alice Ahart 7November2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Alice Ahart, a retired speech language pathologist, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on November 17, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Alice Ahart grew up in Windsor, Ontario, right across the border from Detroit, where her mother’s extended family lived. Having left Europe after the borders to the United States were closed to Eastern European immigration, her parents settled in Canada and waited to be allowed into the goldene medine (the “Golden Land”)...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Windsor; Canada; Detroit; I.L. Peretz School; 1940s; 1950s; conservative; social justice; Alice Ahart; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 67
[movies]Elaine Trehub 20January2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Elaine Trehub was interviewed by Sara Israel on January 20, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. Elaine was born in Mattapan, Boston, in 1928. The Blue Hill Avenue neighborhood of Mattapan where she grew up was the heart of Bostonâs vibrant Jewish community from the 1920s to the 1950s. Elaine lived in one of the neighborhoodâs iconic triple-decker houses, surrounded by family. Her grandfather, who lived with them, was strictly observant, but her father was not...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Elaine; Trehub; Boston; Cambridge MA; Mattapan MA; Holyoke MA; Amherst MA; Jewish Community of Amherst; 1940s; 1950s; Zaslav; Vilnius; Vilna; Vilne; Blue Hill Avenue; Needham MA; Dedham MA; Radcliffe College; Mount Holyoke College; Simmons College; 1930s; 1970s; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 36
[movies]Zvi Jankelowitz 11April2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Zvi Jankelowitz, Director of Institutional Advancement at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on April 11, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Zvi Jankelowitz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 1, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Hebrew; Literature; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Shtetl; Travel; South Africa; Port Elizabeth; Latvia; Lithuania; Russia; St. Petersburg; Thabo Mbeki; Nelson Mandela; Shimon Peres; African National Congress; ANC; Theodor Herzl school; Habonim; 1930; 1948; mid/late 1800s-1980s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1950s; Bolshevik Revolution; civil rights; apartheid; orthodox
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[movies]Mark Gerstein 05Jul2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Mark Gerstein was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 5, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Mark Gerstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 5, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Film; Literature; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Mark Gerstein; Philadelphia; Amherst MA; Zamosc; Poland; Aaron Lansky; Students for a Democratic Society; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 2000s; Anti-Vietnam War Protests; Civil Rights; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 190
[movies]Helen Kurzban 12March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Helen Kurzban, a former teacher and administrator in the New York City public schools, was interviewed on March 12, 2013 by Mark Gerstein in Boca Raton, Florida. Helen shared memories of her parents’ immigration to the United States. Helen’s parents both came from Brest-Litovsk in Russia. Helen’s grandfather immigrated first to the U.S. and it was not until 1920 that he was able to bring the rest of his immediate family over to the U.S...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Assimilation; Helen Kurzban; Sholem Aleichem; International Workers Order; IWO; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990; 2000s
Downloads: 48
[movies]Leonard Nimoy 15Oct2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa Whitney)
Leonard Nimoy - Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series - was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2013.  Parts of this interview are in Yiddish, subtitled in English.To see produced shorts based on this interview, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/Leonard-Nimoy. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; song; singing; Press; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Synagogue; shul; temple; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; West End; Boston; Massachusetts; Los Angeles; California; Russia; Ukraine; Maurice Schwartz; Janet Hadda; 1930s; 19940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; orthodox; Star Trek; Spock; Vulcan; science fiction
Downloads: 710
[movies]Henry Dunow 5June2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Henry Dunow, literary agent and son of Yiddish writer Moyshe Dluznowsky, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 5, 2013 in Amherst, MA. Henry is the son of Yiddish winter (novelist, journalist, playwright) Moyshe Dluznowsky. In this interview, he spoke of his father; his history, personality, writing, physical appearance and how he was as a father. Our conversation often referenced parts of Henry's book The Way Home...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Coming back to Yiddish; Theater; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Transmission; Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Tomashov; Poland; Paris; France; Morocco; North Africa; Emmanuel Mane-Katz; Chaim Grade; Maurice Schwartz; Moshe Dluznowsky; Yiddish Daily Forward; Forverts; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; secularism; Sephardic Jews; sephardi culture; French-Jewish culture; Vietnam war; parenting; father-son relations
Downloads: 60
[movies]Sheva Zucker 17Aug2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Sheva Zucker, Yiddishist and Yiddish teacher, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 17, 2013 at Yidish-Vokh in Reisterstown, Maryland. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sheva Zucker Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Reisterstown, Maryland, August 17, 2013...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Hebrew; Dance; Film; Press; Books; Newspapers; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Zionism; United States; Canada; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Winnipeg; Ontario; New York City; new York; Durham; North Carolina; Mordkhe Schaechter; Yidish-Lige; Yugntruf; 1950s; 1960s; 1980s; 1990s; 2010s; conservatism; ballet
Downloads: 18
[movies]Joseph Heller 24July2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Joseph Heller, summer 2013 Steiner student, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on July 24, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Joseph Heller Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, July 24, 2013...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Music; Klezmer; Holocaust; Education; Jewish holidays; Religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Assimilation; Joseph Heller; Los Angeles; New York; Santa Monica; An-Sky; Yiddish Book Center; Middlebury College; Vermont; Chabad; Hillel1940's; 1950's; 1944; 1930's; 1990's; 2000's; LGBT rights movement; Hasidism; reform
Downloads: 34
[movies]Riva Ginsburg 11March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Riva Ginsburg, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and Yiddish teacher and translator, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Riva was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany to Soviet partisans who came from neighboring towns in Belarus. She spends the beginning of the interview primarily telling their stories, including her mother's narrow escape from a ghetto liquidation and the story of how her father and his brother were responsible for blowing up tw...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; Music; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Assimilation; Riva Ginsburg; Germany; Troy NY; New York; Belarus; Dovid Katz; Ruth Wisse; Helen Epstein; Binghamton University; Florida Atlantic University; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1990s; 2000s; Underground Resistance; Reform; Orthodox; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 55
[movies]Pauline Katz 6May2011 Yiddish Book Center* - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on May 6, 2011. Pauline worked primarily on the Wexler Oral History Project. Pauline grew up in Boston, MA speaking Yiddish at home. Her parents are not native Yiddish speakers, but they decided to learn Yiddish as adults and to raise Pauline and her brother speaking Yiddish. Pauline enjoyed having a special second language she could speak with her family and certain friends...
Keywords: Pauline Katz; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Press; Radio; Literature; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Boston; MA; Somerville; Brookline; Pennsylvania; Russia; Ukraine; Belarus; Moishe Katz; Workmen's Circle; Camp Kinderland; Camp Kindering; 1980s-2000s; 1930s-1950s; Communist Party; Civil Rights; Progressive; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 80
[movies]Jack Lewin 16October2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Jack Lewin, Yiddish poet and activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 16, 2013 in Los Angeles. This interview is conducted entirely in Yiddish. Jack was born in Lodz, Poland and is a survivor of the ghetto there. After the war, he emigrated with his wife Regina first to Melbourne, Australia and later, with their children, to Los Angeles. He is very active in the LA Yiddish scene, working with Khezhbn Magazine and the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language in additio...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Music; song; singing; Press; Literature; Books; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; Love; Relationships; Lodz; Poland; Melbourne; Australia; Los angeles; California; Germany; Belgium; Sigmund Turkow; Khezhbn; Di Goldene Keyt; SKIF; TSISHO; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; displaced persons camp; DP camp
Downloads: 28
[movies]Philip Reinish 13March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Philip Reinish, a former union organizer, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 13, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Philip grew up in a working class community in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. In his interview, he speaks of attending Hebrew school as a boy and davening the Saturday morning service for children. Though he later came to identify as a non-believer, Philip says that his Jewish identity has determined his entire path in life...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Feminism; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Philip Reinish; Camp Lakeland; Camp Kinderland; New York City; Brighton Beach; Tonawanda; Vietnam; Laos; Cambodia; Austria; Russia; Michael Moore; Barry Goldwater; Paul Robeson; Harry Belafonte; Jewish Cultural School of Nassau; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Great Depression; Communism; Socialism; Anti-Fascism; Civil Rights; Feminism; Secularism; Atheism; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 18
[movies]Hilary Salk 10October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Hilary Salk was interviewed by Jayne Pearl on October 10, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Hilary was born in 1942, just days after her maternal grandfather died. Because her father Aaron Peter Ross, a career army man, was stationed in the South when Hilaryâs mother, Ruth Berger Ross, was pregnant, they decided she would return to her family in Pawtucket, Rhode Island so that Ruth's two sisters, Edith and Sylvia, and mother could provide support for Ruth and Hilary...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish learning; Holocaust; World War Two; Feminism; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Career and Professional Life; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Assimilation; Travel; Love/Relationships; Jewish Identity; Education; Religion and ritual; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Theater; Hilary Salk; Pawtucket RI; Rhode Island; Providence RI; Oberammergau Germany; Germany; Augusta GA; Bedford MA; Hawaii; Pearl Harbor; Dwight D. Eisenhower; Boston Association of Childbirth Education; Boston Women's Health Book Collective; Workmen's Circle; Jewish Ethical Society; Brown University; Brown Hillel Friday School; 1950s; 1970s; Citizen's Party; Reform; Orthodox
Downloads: 49
[movies]Leo Summergrad 3October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Leo Summergrad is 88 years old and was born in the Bronx to immigrant parents with whom he spoke in Yiddish. Leo's parents were garment workers and his father was a union organizer who would later be blacklisted due to his leftist politics. His family had no radio at home until he was ten so his family and neighbors sang Yiddish songs constantly. Since then Leo has maintained a lifelong love of Yiddish folksongs and has amassed a stunning collection of recordings of 2,300 distinct Yiddish songs ...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Press; Radio; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); World War Two; Music; Immigration; Migration; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Newspapers; Theater; Jewish community; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish education; United States; IWO Shule; Camp Kinderland; Bronx; Leo Summergrad; White Russia; The Freiheit; Der Tog; Garment Industry; 1920s. 1930s; 1950s; New York City; Okinawa; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 48
[movies]Anna Sheldon 12March2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Anna Sheldon was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 12, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Anna was born in Warsaw to naturalized American parents and returned to the United States with them shortly after. She describes spending the first few years of her life in New York, where she attended Yiddish shules. In fact, Yiddish was her first language, a fact which she says has set her apart from her peers who grew up going to Hebrew school...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Theater; Music; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Travel; Anna Sheldon; Warsaw; Poland; Toronto; New York; Miami Beach; Heschl Klipfiscz; Yitzhak Klepfiscz; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; National Council of Jewish Women; Holocaust Documentation Center; 1940s; 1930s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Zionism; Reform; Conservative; Reconstructionist; Federation; Jewish Book Festival
Downloads: 29
[movies]Chana Gonshor 14December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Chana Gonshor was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik and Anna Gonshor on December 14, 2011 at the Montreal Jewish Public Library. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Chana Gonshor was born into a poor Jewish home in Warsaw in 1919 and was mostly raised by her grandparents. She attended Bundist and Labor Zionist elementary schools which taught every subject, other than Polish, in Yiddish. She spent much of her formative years in the Bundist Medem Sanatorium and is one of the last two surviving gradu...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Yiddish Book Centehood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Visual Arts; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Transmission; Jewish community; Tsisho; Yosl Mlotek; Medem Sanatorium; Bund; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Warsaw; Montreal; Canada; Halifax
Downloads: 89
[movies]Sheila Horvitz 10Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Sheila Horvitz was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on November 10, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sheila Horvitz, a lawyer and former teacher, recounts her life growing up in a strong Yiddish atmosphere in New York City in the 1950s. She describes her mother and grandmother’s emigration from a shtetl in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War in 1921, and she shows documents pertaining to their immigration and arrival in the United States...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Urban; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Israel; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; World War Two; Shtetl; Soviet Union; Radio; Martin Luther King; Workmen's Circle; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Sheila Horvitz; I.L. Peretz School; New York City; Manhattan; Aaron Lansky; Penn Station; Orthodox; Juilus Rosenberg; Ethel Rosenberg; McCarthyism; Bronx; Queens; Massachusetts; Connecticut; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 77
[movies]Henry Slucki 15January2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Henry was born in Paris and later escaped on a boat with other Jewish children from Portugal. He began to learn Yiddish in the United States when he stayed with a great aunt and uncle while his parents waited for entry visas from Cuba. Henry moved to Los Angeles in 1949 and has been involved in local Yiddish circles ever since...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Dance; Literature; Scholarship; Academia; Holocaust; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Urban; Travel; World War Two; Other languages; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Career and Professional Life; Henry Slucki; Paris; France; Barcelona; Spain; Montauban; New York City; Cuba; California; Los Angeles; Itzik Manger; Sholem Community Organization; Child Survivors of the Holocaust Organization; Yiddishkayt LA; California Institute of Yiddish Language and Culture; Camp Kinderland; Yidish Kinder Teater; Yiddish Children's Theater; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 2000s; Communism; Communist Party; Hitler-Stalin Pact; Spanish; French; Secular; Veltlekh; Doikayt; Esperanto
Downloads: 45
[movies]Adina Gordon 04Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Adina Gordon was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 4, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Adina Gordon Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 4, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Theater; Music; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Shtetl; Urban; song; singing; Pesakh; Passover; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike; Adina Gordon; WEVD; Sholem Aleichem; Art History; France; Hashomer Hatzair; New York City; New Jersey; Brooklyn; Crown Heights; 1900s; 1910s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; Hasidism; Satmar; Conservative; Ebbets Field; Baking; Honey Cake; Polish; German; Forverts; Forward; Kibbutz Aliyah; Vilna; Vilnius; Vilne; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish
Downloads: 77
[movies]Gloria Fein 28October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Gloria Fein was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on October 28, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Gloria Fein was born in Munich where her parents, Holocaust Survivors from Lithuania, met after the war. She grew up in Flatbush where she initially attended public school. After having money stolen repeatedly by an older boy, however, her parents decided to enroll her in a yeshiva, even though they were not particularly religious...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Other Jewish languages; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Newspapers; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Jewish education; Jewish holidays; Urban; Gloria Fein; Netherlands; Brooklyn; Flatbush; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Strichtung Yiddish; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Hasidism; Buddhism; Modern Orthodox; Forverts; Holland; Amsterdam; Jewish Historical Museum; Spanish; Ladino
Downloads: 34
[movies]Barbara Kupfer Murray 22Nov2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
Barbara Kupfer Murray was interviewed by Jessica Parker on November 22, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Barbara Kupfer Murray Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, Massachusetts, November 22, 2013...
Keywords: Coney Island; Brooklyn; Samarkand; Uzbekistan; Paris; France; Poland; Lodz; Soviet Union; New York; New York City; Moyshe Oysher; International Ladies' Garment Worker's Union (ILGWU); 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1951; 1937-1939; 1945; 1943; orthodox; religious; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Coming back to Yiddish; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Music; song; singing; Press; Radio; Newspapers; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Jewish education; Religion and ritual; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Synagogue; shul; temple; Jewish holidays; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Channukah; Khanukah; Channuka; Khanike; Hannukah; Pesakh; Passover; shabbat; shabbes; sabbath; Israel; Zionism; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Assimilation
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[movies]Stan Edelson 12November2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Artist Stan Edelson was interviewed by Jessica Parker at the Yiddish Book Center on November 12, 2012. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Stan Edelson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Amherst, MA, November 12, 2012. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/StanEdelson12november2012YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Visual Arts; Theater; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Rural; Urban; Travel; Assimilation; Stan Edelson; New York City; NYC; Lower East Side; Bronx; Boston; Toronto; Israel; Mexico; Seinfeld; Paul Muni; Milton Berle; Michael Gold; Jews without Money; Art Students League School; Educational Alliance; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Civil Rights Movement; Artist Collectives; Orthodox; Secular; Comedy; Comedians; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 72
[movies]Rivka Augenfeld 11July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)
Rivka Augenfeld, native Yiddish speaker and active member of the Montreal Jewish community, was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on July 11, 2012 in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Rivka Augenfeld Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July, 11, 2012...
Keywords: Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Politics and political movements; Old Country; Eastern Europe; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Religion and ritual; World War Two; Rivka Augenfeld; unions; Bund; Holocaust; immigration; childhood; poetry; literature; translation; Vilna; Vilne; Vilnius; Lithuania; Avrom Sutzkever; partisans; education; Chaim-Leib Fox; Khayim-Leyb Fuchs; Montreal; Canada; Yiddish personalities; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Warsaw; Poland; Litvak; Varshe; Yiddish dialects; Yiddish accents; FPO; Fareynikte Partizaner Organizatsye; United Partisans Organization; Real Gymnazie; Leon Trotsky; hasidism; Isaac Deutscher; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; Russia; Kovne; ghetto; Great Depression; Vilne Ghetto; Chiune Sugihara; Soviet; Palestine; Austria; Gratz; zionism; Israel; 1970s; library; theatre; DP camp; Displaced Persons camp; 1950s; 1960s; Montreal Jewish Public Library; Camp Hemshekh; summer camps; Shmerke Kaczerginski; Arbeter Ring; Avrom Reyzen; Rochel Korn; Meylekh Ravitch
Downloads: 31
[movies]Ron Finegold 14Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Ron Finegold, audio recording engineer and curator of notable recordings at Montreal's Jewish Public Library, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 13, 2011 at the Jewish Public Library in Montreal, Quebec. Ron's father's side of the family came to Montreal as a group through the Jewish Colonization Program in South America. Ron's mother was born in 1896, and lived in Płoskirów, now known as Khmelnytskyi, in modern-day Ukraine, from 1914-1921...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Canada; Transmission (intergenerational, cultural, social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Family history; stories about ancestors; Hebrew; Other languages; Jewish community; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Press; Radio; Poetry; Ethnography; Jewish professions; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Jewish International Aid Society; JIAS; Montreal Jewish Public Library; JPL; Jewish Public Library; BPJPL; Park Avenue; Montreal; Laurier & Park; Parc Laurier; Parc Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier; Płoskirów; Khmelnytskyi; Ukraine; Côte Saint-Luc; Le Chamulet Lavalle; Snowden; Irving Layton; Saul Bellow; Bernard Malamud; A.M. Klein; Samuel Bronfman; Sholom Schwartzbard; Menahem Mendel Beilis; Symon Petliura; Abraham Joshua Heschel; Jewish Colonization Organization; JCO; Talmud Torah Day School; George Williams College; McGill University; Congregation Chevra Kadisha B'nai Jacob; The Chevra; B'nai Yacob; Nusach Ha'ari; Ahavath Shalom; Jewish Daily Forward; Kanader Odler; Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society; JAIAS; Seagram's Distillery; YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; YIVO; Freemasons; Freemasonry; 1890s; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Orthodoxy; Hasidism; Chasidism; Humanistic; Yiddishkeit; Conservative; Reform; Kibbutz
Downloads: 64
[movies]Dan Opatoshu 12March2014 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Dan Opatoshu, grandson of Yiddish novelist and short story writer Yosef Opatoshu, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-storyTo cite this interview: Dan Opatoshu Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, CA, 12 March 2014...
Keywords: Dan Opatoshu; Yosef Opatoshu; Joseph Opatoshu; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish scene; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Theater; Literature; Books; Newspapers; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Secular; Secularism; Non-religious; Family traditions; Israel; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia; America; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots; heritage; children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities; Beyond the Books; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Shtetl; Travel; Love; Relationships; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Peretz Markish; Croton Falls; New York; Mlawa; Mława; Poland; Marc Chagall; David Opatoshu; Isaac Bashevis Singer; En Poylisher Velde; In Polish Woods; Der Tog; H. Leivick; communism; Nancy; France; Molly Picon; Shmuel Niger; Adela Opatoshu; art; judaica; Malava; Warsaw; Bronx; Night of the Murdered Poets; Stalin; Sholem Asch; comics; A Day in Regensburg; Fania Glanz; Glanz-Leyeles; YIVO; hasidic; Romance of a Horsetheif; 1900s; 1910s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1890s; translation
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[movies]Abraham Lichtenbaum 31July2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Abraham Lichtenbaum, Yiddish teacher and director of the IWO (the Argentinian YIVO, Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Yiddish Scientific Institute) in Buenos Aires, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 31, 2012 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Abraham was born in Argentina in 1943. His father came from Warsaw to Buenos Aires as an orphan in 1922. His mother came from Odessa with her family in 1907 or 1908...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Abraham Lichtenbaum; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Other languages; Latin America; World War Two; Anti-Semitism; Career and Professional Life; Yiddish teaching; Education; Jewish education; Literature; Books; Urban; Transmission; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Yiddish scene; Immigration; Migration; Hebrew; Visual Arts; Theater; Klezmer; Newspapers; Poetry; Scholarship; Academia; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Synagogue; shul; temple; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Rosh Hashanah; Yom Kippor; Yom Kippur; Pesakh; Passover; Eastern Europe; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Yiddish personalities; Jewish community; Abraham Lichtenbaum; Argentina; Buenos Aires; Vilnius; Vilne; Vilna; Lithuania; Slutzk; Belarus; Peretz; Shmuel Rozhansky; Shmuel Zessler; Dov Sadan; Khone Shmeruk; Chone Shmeruk; Dov Noy; Adolf Eichmann; Maurycy Minkowski; Baron Maurice de Hirsch; Baron Maurice von Hirsch; Baron Hirsch; YIVO; IWO; Yiddish Scientific Institute; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut; Idisher Visnshaftlejer Institut; Bund; Peretz school; Bund school; Argentinian Cultural Congress; Cultural Congress; Jewish Community Center; AMIA; AMIA Bombing; Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina; Argentine Israelite Mutual Association; 1900s; 1920s; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1990s; 2010s; Bund; anti-Semitism; socialism; anarchism; colonization; cooperatives; co-operatives; High Holy Days; printing; printer; Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; grandmother
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